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Andrew Sheng and Yra Harris on the Global Economy, Financial Markets and Trade

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 00:00
Andrew Sheng, distinguished Fellow of the Asia Global Institute at the University of Hong Kong, a member of the UNEP Advisory Council on Sustainable Finance, and a former chairman of the Hong Kong Secutities and Futures Commission, joins Yra Harris to discuss the Global Economy, Financial Markets and Trade. Listen to the full conversation here.  Receive trading ideas weekly from Yra: https://cedarportfolio.com/yra-signup... Presented by Financial Repression Authority Whitewave Trading

SDIC Essence Futures Provides Connectivity to Chinese Derivatives Markets via CQG Infrastructure and Software

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 00:00
Shanghai / Chicago, December 1, 2020 SDIC Essence Futures, a leading China-based futures broker, today announced that the firm will support global customers in trading Chinese international derivatives markets through a newly strengthened strategic cooperation with U.S.-based CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance technology solutions for traders, brokers, commercial hedgers, and exchanges. This strategic partnership will enable SDIC to provide access for international clients to trade the international futures products listed on the Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE... more

Natural Gas Should Continue To Be a Trading Paradise

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 00:00
In late June 2020, the nearby natural gas futures price fell to its lowest level in twenty-five years when it reached $1.432 per MMBtu. Days after the low, Warren Buffett announced that Berkshire Hathaway acquired transmission and pipeline assets from Dominion Energy for $4 billion in cash and $6 billion in assumed debt. The value investor’s purchase was a vote of confidence for the natural gas market as the price just reached a quarter-of-a-century low. Whether serendipitous or not, the news during the first week of July lit a bullish fuse under the energy commodity. Natural gas futures made... more

QFormulas for Spreads

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 00:00
Using QFormulas Introduction Quote Formulas (or QFormulas as they are more popularly known) allow users to create custom calculations within CQG for use inside of trading interfaces, charts and quoteboards. This can be very useful if one is looking to trade a particular spread electronically and the data for that spread either does not exist or is thin. Cash to 3-month metals spreads, various energy cracks as well stock and commodity arbitrages (among many others) can all be created using a QFormula. In this 2-part blog we will firstly explore how to create a custom spread using a... more

CountIF and VLookup for Excel Quote Displays

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 00:00
This post expands on the use of Microsoft® Excel function “CountIF.” The CountIF functions was detailed in the post “Dynamic Ranking in Excel” as a method for dealing with ties when ranking various markets’ performance based on percentage net change. Here, we will use the CountIF function as a technique to look up market symbols (text) that are used multiple times in the same column. The example is using the companies that comprise the portfolio that are referred to as the FAANG group: Facebook (symbol: FB), Amazon (symbol: AMZN) Apple (symbol: AAPL), Netflix (symbol: NFLX) and Alphabet (... more

Longer-term agriculture futures chart analysis with Jim Wyckoff

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 00:00
Market watchers who trade/hedge in futures need to pay close attention to the longer-term weekly and monthly continuation charts for nearby futures. History shows that strong-trending markets tend to their prices gravitate toward historical highs or lows that are depicted on the weekly and monthly charts. Longer-term charts also tend to weed out the sometimes distracting “market noise” that can be seen on the shorter-term daily charts.       Corn:The weekly corn futures chart shows a strong bull market is in play. The next upside target for the bulls is the... more

Yra Harris Discusses Current Global Macro Landscape

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 00:00
Yra Harris joins Anthony Crudele on Futures Radio in a great discussion about the current Global Macro Landscape. Listen to the conversation here. Presented by Futures Radio Show with Anthony Crudele      

Judd Hirschberg – Current Analysis of the Financial Markets 10.28.2020

Mon, 11/02/2020 - 00:00
Judd Hirschberg explores the current analysis of the financial markets on 10.28.2020 using CQG IC here. Presented by Financial Repression Authority       

Judd Hirschberg – Current Analysis of the Financial Markets 10.28.2020

Mon, 11/02/2020 - 00:00
Judd Hirschberg explores the Current Analysis of the Financial Markets on 10.28.2020, using CQG IC Presented by Financial Repression Authority http://financialrepressionauthority.c... Receive trading ideas weekly from Yra: https://cedarportfolio.com/yra-signup...                           Watch the presentation...     

A Bullish October For The Commodities That Feed The World

Mon, 11/02/2020 - 00:00
Supply and demand fundamentals support the grain markets. According to the US Census Bureau, the global population grows by approximately twenty million each quarter. At the turn of this century, there were around six billion people on our planet. As of the end of October 2020, over 7.694 billion people inhabited the earth, increasing over 28.2% in two decades. Each day there are more mouths to feed, and grains provide nutrition. The bottom line is that the demand side of the equation is always expanding. When it comes to supplies, the weather each year is the primary factor for prices.... more

CQG CFTC Disaggregated COT Dashboard

Mon, 11/02/2020 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard displays the CFTC Disaggregated COT data published each Friday as of Tuesday’s business date. Using the combined futures and options data there is a pie chart and two histogram bar charts. There are four tabs: Disaggregated: Positions are detailed as a percentage of the total open interest and a net percentage change from the user input lookback by weeks. Traders in Financial Future: This has a different set of reported participants. Again, data is a percentage of total open interest and the net percentage change from the user input... more

CQG CFTC Disaggregated COT Dashboard

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard displays the CFTC Disaggregated COT data published each Friday as of Tuesday’s business date. Using the combined futures and options data there is a pie chart and two histogram bar charts. There are four tabs: Disaggregated: Positions are detailed as a percentage of the total open interest and a net percentage change from the user input lookback by weeks. Traders in Financial Future: This has a different set of reported participants. Again, data is a percentage of total open interest and the net percentage change from the user input... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 5.10

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 00:00
Trading Added ability to reverse a position  Order confirmation dialog: added warning for trading on first notice or last trade date HOT: Added optional tab bar for faster switching between last 4 symbols Charting Added standard continuation setting OTC/HMS Ability to create multiple bids and offers at once Support for GTD order duration in HMS We hope that these updates help improve your trading workflow. We continually strive to improve your CQG Desktop experience. We invite you to vote for or enter features you want via our CQG Forums... more

CFTC Disaggregated and Traders in Financial Futures Reports

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 00:00
CQG has added more data to the Disaggregated group in the CQG Symbol Finder. Now, both the futures only and the combined futures and options data are available.The Disaggregated reports are broken down by agriculture, petroleum and products, natural gas and products, electricity and metals and other physical contracts. The Disaggregated reports break down the reportable open interest positions into four classifications: Producer/Merchant/Processor/User Swap Dealers Managed Money Other Reportables The Traders in Financial Futures (TFF) report is also included in the... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 5.9

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 00:00
Trading New trading interface tailored for equities for more order size options by cash amount and account percentage Solidus price formatting now left justified on HOT OTC/HMS Ability to create multiple bids and offers at once Support for GTD order duration in HMS We hope that these updates help improve your trading workflow. We continually strive to improve your CQG Desktop experience. We invite you to vote for or enter features you want via our CQG Forums site. And see past release notes on our website. Happy Trading! The CQG Desktop Team Log on... more

Nikkei Commentary

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 00:00
  Here is a presentation by Yra Harris, presented by WhiteWave Trading Strategies, an independent research firm, about Japan, the Nikkei Index, and how markets align.   Watch the presentation...     

CQG Singapore Derivatives (SGX) Dashboard

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard tracks the futures contracts traded on SGX. The symbol choices are hard coded and are the most popular by volume and open interest. This dashboard pulls in a large amount of volume data and may take up to five minutes to fully load. Once the volume data is loaded then the dashboard prices will update normally. By preloading the historical volume data the volume charts will update immediately. There is one required adjustment to CQG and that is to increase the “Extra Bars for Study Calculation.” Go to “Setup/System Preferences/Limits and increase the... more

CME Group Options on Micro Futures in CQG Desktop

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 00:00
The CME Group has added Options on Micro Futures to their product offerings. These contracts are 1/10 the size of the E-mini futures on the S&P 500, Nasdaq-100, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Russell 2000 indices. The benefit for you is the ability to participate in these markets with only having to have 10% of the margin in your account compared to the full size contracts. CQG Product Specialist Matt Murray built a page for Desktop as a starting point for trading Micro Futures and Options.

CME Group Options on Micro Futures

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 00:00
The CME Group has added Options on Micro Futures to their product offerings. These contracts are 1/10 the size of the E-mini futures on the S&P 500, Nasdaq-100, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Russell 2000 indices. The benefit for you is the ability to participate in these markets with only having to have 10% of the margin in your account compared to the full size contracts. CQG Product Specialist Matt Murray built a page, available as a downloadable PAC, as a starting point for trading Micro Futures and Options.

What's new in CAST 2 v2.20

Tue, 10/06/2020 - 00:00
General Margin by product FCMs can now set the Risk Parameters/Margin Subsystem/Margin Multiplier as either Limited or Inherited from CAST 1 FCMs can now set the Market Limits/All Commodities/Margin Multiplier by the commodity. If the commodity is part of a group then setting the Margin Multiplier for one commodity will be set for all commodities in the group.   Thanks for being a valued partner. We hope that these updates help improve your administrative workflow as we continue to improve your CAST 2 experience. Send us feedback on... more